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So interesting! Peaceful and beautiful

The story of how this monastery came to be in this location is interesting, and the artifacts which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joycee438
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Boston, Massachusetts
A Peaceful Visit

A Spanish monastery built in Spain and moved to the US. It is amazing to walk around and see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew M
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Denver, Colorado
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Brought from Spain and reassembled by William Randolph Hearst in 1925, this is a popular wedding spot.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16711 W Dixie Hwy, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, North Miami Beach, FL 33160-3714
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All reviews from spain william randolph hearst reception area entrance building nice stroll lovely location surrounding gardens peaceful spot spiritual place gift shop small chapel historical artifacts hidden treasure dixie highway the hustle and bustle tucked away on display
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The story of how this monastery came to be in this location is interesting, and the artifacts which are on display are amazing, such a treat to see such very old items up close. After viewing that collection, you proceed out into a very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A Spanish monastery built in Spain and moved to the US. It is amazing to walk around and see the artifacts. The gardens are also amazing to walk through and very quiet. $10 was a little steep for a walk through self-guided tour. Check their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away on Dixie Highway just north of 162nd street sits this unique monastery and gardens. Built in Spain during the 12th century and moved to this location in the 1930’s by William Randolph Hearst. Walking around you would never know that. Despite being in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 111ricks
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I have gone here many time, whether for service or just to relax in the garden with a good book. Great place to take pictures, there a small fee to paid at the entrance but worth very penny.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I went to the Spanish Monastery and was quite impressed with the artifacts they had in the “lobby” area, as well as the history of the monastery being a direct transplant from Spain (it was bought by someone wealthy, shipped to the US, and changed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tamanisha J
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were invited to attend a wedding at the Ancient Spanish Monastery. It was one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding. The chapel was beautiful and airconditioned. The reception was held in the courtyard area it was very accommodating for the guests. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place in North Miami! I would have never found it if it weren't for the Smithsonian Museum Day. This was on the list of free places to visit and it worked out perfect since it was the area I was staying. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rachel608
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The monastery is nice to visit even. Unfortunately, on our day of visiting they had a cleaning operation that ruined the visit. They did not tell us about it, and since the place is small, we couldn't enjoy it. Nice visit but really overpriced, even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mverdun
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I have seen the signs pointing to the ancient Spanish monastery so many times, but never bothered to visit before because 1) in my ignorance I thought well it’s probably only 200 years old and 2) I dint like this part of town at all....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ricklars
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Go back in time to a little piece of Spanish history. It's architecture and design is like a castle from Spain. I personally was there for a Wedding, so it was decorated like something out of a movie. Other than being there to celebrate, it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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